Monthly Archives: September 2018

HSBC Employment Skills

Posted on by Jackie

DSC_9107The NGO’s flagship project received a big boost this September thanks to HSBC, which is sponsoring it for one year.

The bank’s donation covers all the salaries and running costs of the Mahasenpura Community Computer Centre, plus its outreach work.

The centre is located in Mahasenpura School, but is open seven days a week and caters to a wide range of students of all ages.

Many are O-level and A-level leavers who come to the centre for three months while they are waiting for their exam results. They use this time to boost their IT skills by studying for the Microsoft Office Certificate Course.

HSBC’s funding also includes a budget to fix computers at other schools and undertake a number of one-off events and programmes including an employment skills seminar, a field visit to Colombo and a two-day IT camp for O-level students.

Moraketiyara School Chairs

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chair handover moraketiara school (4) 2We would like to extend a big thank you to the Rotary Club of Okehampton in the UK, which has provided new chairs for the school auditorium.

The club raised £400 in total, which paid for 100 new chairs for the pupils to sit on during assembly and for special events at the school.

We would also like to thank John and Sandra Moppett who made this donation possible after traveling to Sri Lanka on holiday in 2017.

They originally helped to source funds for school after it was damaged by the Tsunami in 2004.